Nothing seems as simple to do as a push-up: drop down to the floor and just do it. But what if you are a beginner and can’t? Here is my solution that works for just about everyone!
How To Do Push-Ups For Beginners
It all depends on picking you up where you stand (or, in that case, want to drop to the floor from).
Because when you never worked out, are generally out of shape, overweight or need to build your basic strength, push-ups can be a daunting task and we have to adjust the difficulty to your level of ability.
That’s why I put together this video. It discusses what and what not to do when you start this exercise and shows you a push-up program you can do at home that takes you from wall push-ups to wide push-ups:
That was one of my earlier videos, by the way, where I hadn’t yet worked out lighting. The vague shape moving up and down is me.
Beyond Beginner Push-Ups
If you’ve done push-ups for a while they become too easy for you. It’s about the time when you are able to do 15, 20 or more. Then you need to make your push-ups a tad more difficult. Over here I show you how to do that.
Picture courtesy of Pete Bellis.